National Gallery, Prague

Great art visit to the Sternberg Palace, Praha (Národní galerie v Praze)

10 must-see pictures.

A visit with your own art historian, flying in for you.

Join me for a visit to the National Gallery, in Sternberg Palace, Prague.    I will be your private professor, travelling in from Amsterdam, Holland specially for you. Tour by Drs Kees Kaldenbach, a professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry. Entry best at from 9 or 10AM.




Hals, portrait of Jasper Schade

Gossaert, Virgin,  (architectural detail)

Jan Sanders van Hemessen, as weird as it comes.

Duerer, Madonna of he Rosary, in desperate need of better LED lighting. Who will donate money?

Duerer, self portrait on Madonna of the Rosary.

Nic. Gillis, Still life with food. Remember supermarkets dis not exist. It all came down to surviving the winter.

Nic. Gillis, Still life, detail.

Flemish Primitive.


Business card. The logo refers to Vermeer.


Please note, this is a high level offer. Practicalities: I live in Amsterdam, Holland and do NOT run a travel agency.  I do however provide Fabulous international museum tours.

The plan is that you contract me for one or more days as your private ‘Professore’ and offer full transport to that city, plus hotel accommodation in the same place you will stay. We will spend quality time together in mornings and early afternoons.




Tour by professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry.

Drs Kees Kaldenbach: „…he is wildly overqualified to be a guide . That is his secret… Trust me on this.” Gabe. Statement made February, 2017.

Overview of International tours (outside Holland).


About the museum: In 1796 a number of intellectuals and aristocrats founded  an art institution,  the Society of Patriotic Friends of the Arts, which established the Academy of Fine Arts and the Picture Gallery. In 1918 the Picture Gallery became the nation’s central art collection.

The national Czech art collections are now exhibited in a number of palaces and buildings.

Just outside:

There are a number of statues by Adrian de Vries, in the Waldenstein Palace garden. (Valdštejnská zahrada). Not to be missed. Large series of statues by Adrian de Vries, with an estimated market value of 30 – 90 Million Euros each. Do the math.

The last Adriaen de Vries statue was sold via Christies to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam for E 24.750.000 plus cost.


On the next day we can visit the Modern Art Museum in the Veletrzni Palace (Veletržní palác, Trade-fair Palace). By the way: the Museum directors would make an excellent choice in renaming this place into Arte Moderna. To Foreign listeners the name Veletržní palác is unpronounceable and not informative at all… and thus does not work! Instead of being a palace it really looks like a large functionalist-stule ugly department store. The art inside however is worth while (Mucha in XXXL size).

Mucha, the Slav Epic. XXXL paintings. Presently there is a legal battle over who owns these works.

Mucha, the Slav Epic. More  XXXL paintings.

Frantisek Kupka, one of the inventors of abstract art. Bravo!